Well, it may be a drab and dismal day here in Northern Ireland, with so much rain falling that I was thinking of building an ark, but in the USA this is “Super Tuesday” – the day which will to all intents and purposes, seal the fate of who gets the nomination to run for the US Presidency.
In the UK, the media is only interested in the Democrat side of things. They drool over whether it will be Obama-lama-ding dong or Shrillary. A good example of this entirely one-sided coverage can be seen here – check out the fact that this is a virtual PR price for Hillary. And so it goes. We are told that both Dem’s will bring “change”, and of course where Obama is a JFK like figure in the fevered imaginations of some whereas Hillary is the “experienced” figure.
Anyone who wants to know just how “experienced” Hillary is should read “Hell to Pay” by Barbara Olson. It is an excellent read and provides all the reasons you ever need NOT to vote for the Clintons, again. “In scandal after scandal, all roads lead to Hillary” This was Barbara Olson’s last book. You see she had the misfortune to be a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77 – the one that plowed into the Pentagon. Barbara died on 11th September 2001 – but her detailed examination of Mrs Clinton’s “experience” lives on and shows WHY this women is unfit to be in the White House.
As for Obama, as Mahons has eloquently explained here, he stands on an agenda that amounts to little more than hazy feel good rhetoric. We know that he wants to cut and run from Iraq, we know he surrounds himself with those who want to talk to Iran, to Hamas, to Hezbollah. We know that he is supported by Oprah and Stevie Wonder, and despite the media hysteria about the US getting a black President, his polices seem less than black and white. “Change£ is his cri de coeur as if that was reason enough to vote for him – but what if the change is for the worse? Has he got the bottle to tackle immigration, to deal with Islam, to face into a nuclear Iran? I don’t think so!
Meanwhile, on the Republican side, the UK media are confident that it is John McCain who will prevail. Mitt Romney does not get much of a mention. McCain excites them because he sees signing the US up to a global climate change agenda as the big picture. In essence, many of his views are virtually indistinguishable from Hillary or Obama’s, so IF he wins the GOP nomination, it’s a slam dunk that a liberal will enter the White House. Maybe that is what will happen but don’t expect conservatives to endorse it! IF McCain winss today, conservatism loses. That’s ANOTHER reason why the media exultantly support McCain. It may necessary for the Republicans to be purged from power for the necessary realignment of policies with the conservative base to happen.
Anyway, today will tell the tale, I’ll be watching it with interest as – next to the Dromore by-election – it is the most important contest taking place. My own prediction is Hillary will win over Obama, and I want Romney to prevail over McCain. Let’s see what happens when the people speak….